Property Included in the Purchase Tract

by Laurel | January 14th, 2014

14 January 1933

Site of New Holyoke Post Office

Site of New Holyoke Post Office
January 1933

Holyoke, January 13 — The selection of property on Dwight Street from Chestnut to Elm Streets by the Treasury Department as a site for the new post office includes the building on Elm Street owned by Joseph Carrier and the building on Chestnut Street owned by Frieda O. Bock.

The assessed valuation of the entire site i $149,680, divided as follows: Bock property, $17,710; Belmont Apartment Block, owned by Antoine Bourgeault, assessed at $71,400; Charles E. Preston property, including the Willard Apartments and the house in the read, $20,320; the vacant lot owned by John O’Connell, assessed at $19,200, and the Joseph Carrier property on Elm street, assessed for $21,050.

THe location is central and will obviate the use of the substation on Maple Street as well as the present post office site, which is assessed at $144,230.

Several sites in the city had been offered the government, among them the William Whiting property, acquired from the Lyman Mills, Inc., which liquidated; The O’Neil property at Maple and Hampden Streets; the waterpower property on Dwight Street; the old Lawrence School; the telephone property at Elm and Suffolk Streets; and the property on the south side of Hampden between Maple Street and the alleyway.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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